12:23 am - 01/24/2018

Ha Ji Won Shares Beautiful Tribute To Younger Brother, Actor Jeon Tae Soo

Translation: “My beautiful star. I hope that star is born in a world where it can shine eternally. My star, that I love. I hope that star is happier than anyone else in the world. I hope that star is loved by everyone in the world. I love you, my beautiful star, Tae Soo.”

Translation: “Jeon Tae Soo ‘Your beauty shines brighter than sunlight.'”

Actor Jeon Tae Soo passed away on January 21 following an ongoing battle with depression. His last project was MBC’s “The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang,” which aired between 2013 and 2014, and his agency shared that he had recently begun talks to return to acting as his condition had improved.

Following the news of his passing, Ha Ji Won cancelled her scheduled activities to be with her family.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family.

If you need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to do so. You can contact a direct hotline number (which I will put under a cut because the list is long).

[Emergency Hotline Numbers]Depression Hotline:1-630-482-9696

Suicide Hotline:1-800-784-8433


Trevor Project:1-866-488-7386

Sexuality Support:1-800-246-7743

Eating Disorders Hotline:1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault:1-800-656-4673

Grief Support:1-650-321-5272

Runaway:1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Exhale:After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

Child Abuse:1-800-422-4453

UK Helplines:

Samaritans (for any problem):08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org

Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):08001111

Mind infoline (mental health information):0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk

Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk

b-eat eating disorder support:0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk

b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders):08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)

Cruse Bereavement Care:08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Frank (information and advice on drugs):0800776600

Drinkline:0800 9178282

Rape Crisis England & Wales:0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland:08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

India Self Harm Hotline:00 08001006614

India Suicide Helpline:022-27546669

Kids Help Phone (Canada):1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7

suicide hotlines;









(Hong Kong:2389-2222)

Costa Rica:606-253-5439



Czech Republic:222-580-697, 476-701-908













India:022 2754 6669




Latvia:6722-2922, 2772-2292





New Zealand:4-473-9739

New Guinea:675-326-0011








South Africa:0861-322-322

South Korea:2-715-8600





Trinidad and Tobago:868-645-2800


Sources: @hajiwon1023 (1, 2) via Soompi
katheli 24th-Jan-2018 07:30 am (UTC)
rest in peace

it must be so hard for her to have lost her brother like that.
audiograms 24th-Jan-2018 09:43 am (UTC)
😢 so much sad news, i really hope people in general, but in this case Korean society remove the stigma
misspoirot 24th-Jan-2018 10:24 am (UTC)
it's suffocating to see how many suicide cases I have been hearing these past few months. I am going through a hard time, and these news don't help at all. I hope everyone is doing well.
pearlychoco 24th-Jan-2018 08:04 pm (UTC)
i was thinking of you when i was posting this because of your previous comment.

i want to say i'm truly sorry that you're going through a difficult time in your life. you're such a brave and strong individual for dealing with it head-on. i just want to let you know that you have every right to express your emotions when you're suffering. you have every right to reach out for help during a period of hardship. you have every right to stop listening to those messages that tell you to 'suck it up', 'get over it', or 'i have it harder than you'.

be gentle and compassionate with yourself; surround yourself with kind, positive people. also, remember to eat and drink something. if you want to talk to someone, i'm here with open arms and ears. i'll leave a link here to an online crisis chat that helps wonders of people (https://www.imalive.org).
misspoirot 26th-Jan-2018 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh im sorry I just read this now

This is the kindest reply anyone has ever sent me. Thank you for this; thank you for reaching out to me. I live in a country where mental illnesses are considered a sign of weakness - or if you don't have any traumatic experience, everyone feel your depression isn't valid. I find it hard to talk to my friends and family members about this, but thank you for being so attentive and understanding.

I don't know you personally; but thank you for taking time to think about me and share this. Thank you, I will never remember your kindness
pearlychoco 28th-Jan-2018 08:31 am (UTC)
anytime ♡

it's extremely unfortunate that you're currently living in a country where they view mental health as a sign of weakness. as someone who is battling depression & ptsd, i completely understand what it's like to not be able to share my struggles with friends and family because issues of mental health (in my culture, at least) is taboo, and if you're battling something mental, you're viewed as strange, which is why i don't talk to my closest friends or family members about it but rather to my doctor and therapist, which was the best decision i've ever made.

considering that you're having a difficult time, have you thought about seeing a therapist or perhaps take medication for your mental health?
aridnili 24th-Jan-2018 10:27 am (UTC)
May he rest in peace. Losing a brother is too sad. Hope she’ll recover well, ‘cause her brother will be looking after her from a peaceful place now.
rainstormraider 24th-Jan-2018 01:18 pm (UTC)
This really hit me. Having suffered a loss myself recently it’s just so sad.
mikachi613 24th-Jan-2018 03:27 pm (UTC)
sorry for your loss, darling
rainstormraider 25th-Jan-2018 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you. <3
pearlychoco 24th-Jan-2018 08:06 pm (UTC)
i'm terribly sorry for your loss. my condolences.

if you need anyone to talk to, or just need someone to listen, i'm here.
rainstormraider 25th-Jan-2018 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you for the offer. <3

First time ever in my life that I didn’t celebrate NYE. It was pretty terrible.
pearlychoco 25th-Jan-2018 02:31 am (UTC)
so you're one of the many, many people that celebrate nye, i see

if you don't mind me asking, did the passing happened on nye or days before?
rainstormraider 25th-Jan-2018 03:14 am (UTC)
The day before.
It was weird because I was staying at a hotel and everyone else was so drunk and hype and I was planning out funeral arrangements.
pearlychoco 25th-Jan-2018 04:40 am (UTC)
that's extremely difficult and challenging being in an atmosphere that's completely different to what you're feeling. it's almost as if you wish that the environment matches with your emotions.
lightframes 25th-Jan-2018 12:55 am (UTC)
I'm sorry.
rainstormraider 25th-Jan-2018 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you. <3
ashdevilrun23 25th-Jan-2018 01:31 am (UTC)
My condolences, I hope you will feel better soon
rainstormraider 25th-Jan-2018 01:37 am (UTC)
Thank you. <3
xxhna 24th-Jan-2018 05:41 pm (UTC)
rip. i can't even begin to imagine or even want to think if this ever happened to my younger sister. i would be broken.
merely_a_facade 24th-Jan-2018 08:32 pm (UTC)
rest in peace, after fighting a long battle. i hope his family and loved ones gets to grieve however they want

(slightly OT: i must admit, i really appreciate the fact that it was acknowledged that he was receiving treatment for his depression, because to me, it implies that it's a real illness for which you should seek professional help, just like any other illness, and hopefully that lessens the stigma around mental illness)

Edited at 2018-01-24 08:33 pm (UTC)
chloe1910 25th-Jan-2018 04:36 am (UTC)
May he RIP and condolences to Ha Ji Won and her family.
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